Did you know that less than 35% of women are happy with their body — compared to 97% satisfaction after a tummy tuck?
There are dozens of reasons for wanting a tummy tuck. Here are some of the most common we hear from our patients:
Do any of these sound like you?
If so, there’s good news — a tummy tuck may be just what you need to achieve the body of your dreams.
I went to Dr. Jones for a tummy tuck as part of my mommy makeover and I’m totally in love with the new me.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a popular plastic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while also repairing or tightening weakened abdominal muscles.
A tummy tuck can be used to restore a flat, toned abdomen, improve posture, and make clothes fit better. The procedure is ideal for those who have experienced dramatic changes in their physique due to weight loss or pregnancy.
There are a few different types of tummy tucks, including traditional abdominoplasty, mini-tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, and fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. Your surgeon can help determine which type is ideal for your body and goals.
I was kind of scared at first because I know that tummy tucks are a major procedure, but Dr. Jones made sure everything went perfectly. I’m so happy!
When you’re looking for the best tummy tuck surgeon in Utah, look no further.
25 years of experience
For the last 25 years, Dr. Jones has worked tirelessly and trained at some of the most renowned schools and medical centers in order to give you access to an incredible procedure.
He is a board-certified plastic surgeon accredited by ASPS with thousands of successful operations under his belt!
His mission is to help women like you gain self-confidence through tummy tuck procedures or other enhancements, so they can live life feeling their best selves.
Picking Dr. Jones for my tummy tuck was a no-brainer. He made me feel 100% confident and comfortable that he was the best doctor for the job. Amazing results!
To truly measure the success of a surgery, nothing beats patient satisfaction. That's why Dr Jones is so highly sought after as one of Utah's top plastic surgeons on Real Self — people from all across Utah entrust him with their tummy tuck procedures.
With his expertise and experience comes reliable treatments, minimized scarring and quicker recovery times leading to optimal results for you!
Convenience & comfort
When you choose the full-service Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa, everything is conveniently located under one roof.
Dr. Jones' team will provide flexible scheduling options to make planning your surgery a breeze — no need to manage multiple appointments with various doctors or centers!
Make sure you get the care you deserve from start to finish when it comes time for your tummy tuck.
Have questions about tummy tucks in Utah? We have answers!
1. What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. It tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and can give a flatter, firmer appearance of your midsection.
The procedure can involve repositioning the belly button and removing stretch marks in the lower abdomen.
A tummy tuck can also help reduce your risk of developing health issues related to carrying extra weight around your abdomen, such as back pain, skin rashes, and acid reflux.
2. What are the different types of tummy tucks?
The two most common types of tummy tucks are a traditional "full" tummy tuck and a mini-tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck requires an incision around the navel, as well as one from hipbone to hipbone.
This type of procedure is best for those who have excess fat and skin in the lower and middle abdomen. A mini-tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen only, typically below the navel.
3. How do I know if I'm a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
In order to determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, your doctor will take into account your overall health and medical history.
Generally, those who have loose skin in the abdomen due to pregnancy or major weight loss, as well as those with weakened abdominal muscles from previous surgeries, are more likely to benefit from a tummy tuck.
Ideal candidates should also be close to their ideal weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
4. What is a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a variation of the traditional abdominoplasty. The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen only, typically below the navel.
The doctor may also tighten any weakened abdominal muscles to help flatten out the stomach. This type of surgery is ideal for those who want a more targeted approach than a full tummy tuck.
5. How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?
Prior to undergoing a tummy tuck, your doctor will likely advise you to quit smoking and get into optimal physical shape.
Additionally, you should arrange for someone to drive you home from the hospital and be available for assistance at least the first few days following surgery.
Your doctor may also recommend that certain medications or supplements be stopped before surgery in order to reduce your risk of complications.
Lastly, you might need to have lab tests done prior to surgery in order to ensure your overall health and readiness for the procedure.
6. What is a circumferential tummy tuck?
A circumferential tummy tuck, also known as a belt lipectomy, is an extensive abdominoplasty procedure that tightens the stomach muscles and removes excess fat and skin all around the abdomen.
This procedure can be beneficial for those who have lost a large amount of weight or have undergone massive changes in their physique due to pregnancy.
A circumferential tummy tuck might be combined with other aesthetic treatments, such as liposuction or a breast lift.
7. How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?
Recovery time depends on the individual patient and the type of tummy tuck performed. Generally, traditional abdominoplasty takes several weeks for swelling to subside and up to six months for complete healing.
However, most patients can return to work after two weeks or so. Mini-tummy tucks generally require less recovery time than full tummy tucks.
It is important to follow your doctor's post-operative instructions in order to speed up the healing process and reduce any potential side effects.
8. What is a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck?
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is an advanced type of abdominoplasty that involves making incisions in the shape of a fleur-de-lis, which is a stylized lily flower.
This procedure increases the amount of skin removed from the abdomen and allows doctors to more easily lift and tighten abdominal muscles.
The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is ideal for those who have experienced dramatic changes in their physique due to weight loss or pregnancy.
9. How do I choose a plastic surgeon for my tummy tuck?
When choosing a plastic surgeon for your tummy tuck, it is important to do your research.
Make sure that the doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and experienced in performing abdominoplasty procedures.
It can also be helpful to look at before-and-after photos of previous patients treated by the doctor in order to get an idea of the results you can expect.
10. Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?
Yes, tummy tucks can often be combined with other procedures such as liposuction or a breast lift.
Combining multiple procedures can help create a more comprehensive and natural-looking result.
Your doctor will be able to advise you on which treatments are right for you. It is important to have realistic expectations when combining treatments and remember that recovery time may be extended.
The best way to ensure a successful outcome is to find an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can help.
11. What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck can provide several benefits, including a flatter, more toned abdomen, improved abdominal muscle tone, and elimination of excess fat and skin.
Additionally, the procedure can help improve posture and make clothes fit better. Ultimately, patients who undergo a tummy tuck often report increased self-esteem and improved body image.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck will not prevent new fat from forming or address any underlying health issues.
12. What is an extended tummy tuck?
An extended tummy tuck is an advanced abdominoplasty procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, hips, lower back, and thighs.
This procedure can be beneficial for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or are dealing with loose skin in multiple areas.
An extended tummy tuck involves more extensive scarring than a traditional tummy tuck, but the results are often more dramatic.
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